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Old 07-11-2017, 09:27   #61
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Re: V Barnet Guess The Gate

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I think the "lost generations since 1962" argument is greatly exaggerated. Accrington in the 60's/70's/80's/90's was no different than any other non-league town - Crawley, Yeovil, Cheltenham, Wycombe, Fleetwood and many more. People in those towns went elsewhere to watch professional football. Yet since those towns have got into the league, the locals have responded by getting behind their local club in much greater numbers than ours. It's basically down to apathy.
looking at the clubs you have mentioned apart from cheltenham all have gained a promotion since entering the football league. yeovil and wycombe have always been a larger non league club and fleetwoods rise coincided with loads of money thrown at em plus the demise and infighting at blackpool. we basically lost most of the 2010/11 play off side and then stagnated for a few seasons. i imagine plenty of locals have tried stanley but don,t want to come back for one reason or another. if anyone knows someone like that it would be interesting to know why. all i know is that my son has been with me a few times and likes it at stanley saying its a proper club and a proper ground and would come regularly if he didn,t live so far away. we need to sell our club to a wider audiance and rid ourselves of that milk add image that we have.
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Old 07-11-2017, 11:33   #62
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Curiously enough, I took 2 visiting Scots on holiday in Blackpool to the first game of the season. They are both hooked (one of whom was a 7 year old at his very first live football match). I have promised them when they are next down in the area to get them tickets, providing Stanley are at home. They loved the atmosphere and the craic in the supporters area at the back of the Clayton end and also meeting the players after the match in the club bar. That's what makes Stanley great
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Old 07-11-2017, 11:43   #63
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Curiously enough, I took 2 visiting Scots on holiday in Blackpool to the first game of the season. They are both hooked (one of whom was a 7 year old at his very first live football match). I have promised them when they are next down in the area to get them tickets, providing Stanley are at home. They loved the atmosphere and the craic in the supporters area at the back of the Clayton end and also meeting the players after the match in the club bar. That's what makes Stanley great
Stanley...loved by everybody...except Accringtonians.
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Old 07-11-2017, 18:41   #64
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The Newcastle game happened, and the powers that be at the club didn't back their fans. A real shame, but it highlights how hard it is to bring back fans once they have found other things to do with their time.
As someone who wasnt around or taking as much interest as now i.m afraid you.ll have to explain that one to me

I have heard mention of it but know nothing about what actually happened.
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Old 07-11-2017, 20:21   #65
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NORTHERNSOUL. There was a televised cup match VS Newcastle a few years ago. Because of large attendance Stanley hired some 'stewards' who were hell bent on causing trouble. This ended up with Jase, one of the most prominent Ultras, getting a banning order. Various other goings on around the same time, such as banning flags, led many to believe the club at the time didn't do enough to support Jase and the Ultras. The Clayton end has never been the same since.

There are some threads which will bring you up to speed:

http://www.accringtonweb.com/forum/f...utd-54625.html (vs Newcastle Utd.)

www.accringtonweb.com/forum/f93/flags-54926.html (Flags?)

http://www.accringtonweb.com/forum/f...ras-69033.html (Ultras!)

http://www.accringtonweb.com/forum/f...als-54628.html (FANs not criminals!!!!)
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Old 07-11-2017, 20:41   #66
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Yes. To summarise, it was a brilliant night, the Ultras had provided flags for everybody (still got mine) and organised a tribute to Bobby Robson (who had just died) which was appreciated by a packed Coppice end full of Geordies. And a good game. Unfortunately some (deleted) set off a couple of flares at the back of the Clayton End and the (bar)stewards and then the police got involved at the end of the game . Jase, who was not a retiring character , also got involved, most probably trying to help some of the teenage Ultras who looked up to him as their leader (which he most definitely was) which resulted in him getting done for obstruction. And as dabeast says, many people (including me) thought the club could at least have provided some mitigation in court by acknowledging Jase's unofficial status as the organising genius and heart and soul of our support.

I was far too old to be an Ultra, and had only been to half a dozen games at that stage, but I was gobsmacked by what Jase and the Ultras used to do to support the club at that time. And it certainly hasn't been the same since that day .
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Old 07-11-2017, 21:13   #67
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Loads of photos here:
http://www.kipax.com/gallery/index.p...um=ACCY%2F4734
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Old 08-11-2017, 09:14   #68
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Stanley...loved by everybody...except Accringtonians.
when i mention to people who i support especially sunday league footballers i have never had any smart arsed comments about it. the only thing you do here is a repeat of that milk ad. might have put stanley on the map but has it cost us.
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Old 09-11-2017, 00:56   #69
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NORTHERNSOUL. There was a televised cup match VS Newcastle a few years ago. Because of large attendance Stanley hired some 'stewards' who were hell bent on causing trouble. This ended up with Jase, one of the most prominent Ultras, getting a banning order. Various other goings on around the same time, such as banning flags, led many to believe the club at the time didn't do enough to support Jase and the Ultras. The Clayton end has never been the same since.

There are some threads which will bring you up to speed:

http://www.accringtonweb.com/forum/f...utd-54625.html (vs Newcastle Utd.)

www.accringtonweb.com/forum/f93/flags-54926.html (Flags?)

http://www.accringtonweb.com/forum/f...ras-69033.html (Ultras!)

http://www.accringtonweb.com/forum/f...als-54628.html (FANs not criminals!!!!)
Cheers for bringing me up to speed guys

Clearly, the club didn't cover themselves in glory on this one
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